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Race Results - Mark Capparella

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Date Race Location Length Time Pace Place Division Div Pl Comment
2017-08-12 CumberlandFest 5k Diamond Hill Park, Cumberland, RI 5K 19:09 6:10 8/75 M40-49 1/9 Best 5k road time in almost two years, so feeling better and better about the upcoming Fall road/XC season!
2017-07-29 USATF-NE Open and Masters Outdoor Track Championships - 800m College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA 0.8K 2:23 4:48 4/10 M45-49 1/1 Final track race of the outdoor season and a season's best 800m by over a second (2:23.85). It's on to the Fall!
2017-07-29 USATF-NE Open and Masters Outdoor Track Championships - 1500 College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA 1.5K 4:57 5:19 9/10 M45-49 1/1 Finished with a season's best 1500m time (4:57.22) to wrap up the outdoor track season.
2017-07-15 Bay State Games Masters Track and Field - 800 m Fitchburg State University Track 0.8K 2:24 4:50 3/8 M 40-59  3/6 Felt good coming back an hour after running a 5:13.32 mile to run a 2:24.99 800m.
2017-07-15 Bay State Games Masters Track and Field - 1 mile Fitchburg State University Track 1M 5:13 5:13 2/6 M 40-59 2/4 Shaved a whole second off of my mile time from last year's meet.
2017-07-03 Harvard-Pilgrim Finish at the 50 10K Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA 10K 40:54 6:35 12/1285 M 40-49 2/163 Not a terribly warm or humid night, considering the time of year. I was torn between running this as a tempo workout and a full-on race, considering that I'm entering the Summer track racing season, and I sort of split the difference with a harder first half and a cruise second half. Had major difficulties navigating the sharp turns over the last mile within the stadium, and my last mile pace suffered for it.
2017-06-19 Immediate Care RibFest 5 Miler (USATF-NE GP Race) Merrimack, NH (Anheuser-Busch Brewery) 5M 32:01 6:24 157/1778 M40-49 23/193 Awesome post race party at the RibFest!
2017-06-11 Military Peer Support Program 5k Milford, MA 5K 20:20 6:33 2/70 M40-49 2/5 Excellent post race BBQ. Went out fast, and came back slow - wanted to see how a 1500m race the night before would affect me - and it was not pretty!
2017-06-10 Battle Road Track Club Twilight Meet #4 Bentley University Track, Waltham, MA 1.5K 4:57 5:19 37/38 Heat1 7/8 Very pleasant evening for a track meet, warm with a slight homestretch headwind - ran my first 1500m race since last summer, and was happy with the sub-5:00 effort (4:57.38)
2017-06-03 Ashland Trail Race 5k (TVFR GP Race) Ashland State Park, Ashland, MA 5K 24:54 8:01 8/136 M40-49 2/19 A rare true "trail" race for me, and a reminder of why I abhor these races! I had a lot of fun hating on this course, and the exercise-induced Tourette's was in full force all morning! Happy to walk away from this one with no injuries. Still trying to figure out the appeal of these things to so many of my running bretheren- and not able to wrap my head around it quite yet. The Italian adage: "Mille gente, mille mente" (a thousand people, a thousand minds) comes to mind.
2017-05-29 George Nasuti Novan's Pride 5k Woonsocket, RI 5K 19:31 6:17 2/377 M 40-49 1/21 Thanks to club member Jon Martley who reminded me of this very nice Memorial Day race that was just down the road from my house!
2017-05-17 Waters CG WW MTG Fun Run Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 5K 20:49 6:42 2/44 Just a little fun run that I helped to organize for a world-wide sales meeting. Had three geographic teams for team scoring. It was the first real HOT week of the "summer", which hurt times a bit.
2017-05-07 Blue Raider Run Hopedale, MA 5K 19:23 6:14 5/198 M 40-49 1/19 Rare afternoon race, which suited me just fine. Fast first mile downhill and paid the price having to run up along Rt 16 over the last mile.
2017-05-06 Franklin Fives Road Races Jefferson-Remington Schools, Franklin, MA 5M 34:15 6:51 4/25 M 40-49 1/8 A combined 5 mi/5k race with a common start, and no indication of which runners were running which races until the turn-off at about 3 miles into the race, so it was hard to know who the competition was until late in the race. Unfortunately, most of the more serious runners were running the 5 miler, which made this tune up run the day before the Blue Raider 5k Race a little rougher than I had planned.
2016-07-30 USATF-NE Masters' Track Championships - 800m College of the Holy Cross - Worcester, MA 0.8K 2:20 4:42 M 44-49 1/2
2016-07-30 USATF-NE Masters' Track Championship - 1500m College of the Holy Cross - Worcester, MA 1.5K 4:48 5:09 12/16 M 44-49 1/3 In an almost carbon copy of last years' meet, I saved my best track performances of the season for last and pulled off a decent 1500 m (mile equivalent of 5:08 or so), marking my fastest time at that distance in over two years!
2016-07-09 Bay State Games Masters Track and Field - 1 mile Tufts University Track, Somerville, MA 1M 5:14 5:14 5/13 M 40-59 1/5 This was my 9th time competing in the Bay State Games Track & Field finals (my first time wayyyy back in 1985!) and the 7th time in the last 8 years (all of these in the Masters division). Happy to have run my fastest mile time in the last couple of years.
2016-06-26 The Franklin YMCA 5k Jefferson-Remington School, Franklin, MA 5K 19:12 6:11 2/130 M 40-49 1/12 The Franklin HS runner who was leading the race by a good distance missed the final turn into the school and so we moved up a place without realizing it!
2016-06-18 Sharon Timlin Memorial 5k Hopkinton, MA 5K 19:10 6:10 30/1583 M 40-49 7/179 Best road 5k of the season so far. Great TVFR turn out for this GP race!
2016-06-11 Village Fair 5k Epiphany Church, Walpole, MA 5K 19:56 6:25 10/84 M 40-49 1/5
2016-06-04 Foxboro Against Diabetes 5k Foxboro, MA 5K 19:34 6:18 34/848 M 40-49 7/66 Due to the inclusion of this race into NE Runner's Pub Series this year, it was much more competitive (especially for the masters + age groups) than previous years! Always a well-run event.
2016-05-22 Military Peer Support Program 5k Milford, MA 5K 19:34 6:18 8/73 M 40-49 2/7 Just noticed that my last two road 5k times were identical (to the second!) This is the 4th year I've run this race, and they have an AWESOME post-race BBQ (which makes up a bit for the very slow award ceremony process!) Great having so many TVFR folks there this year, too!
2016-05-07 Elks Care, Elks Share 5k Franklin, MA 5K 19:23 6:14 3/173 M 40-49 1/22 TVFR came away with the TEAM victory at this race, and we all enjoyed the post-race pancakes!
2016-04-24 James Joyce Ramble - USATF National Masters 10K Championship Dedham, MA 10K 40:14 6:28 70/197 Just missed my goal time of 40 min (thanks to the hills through the race's mid-point), but had a great time at the post-race celebration (unlimited beer didn't hurt!) Would love to have a full TVFR masters men's team together for next year, if they hold the championships here again.
2016-04-09 League School 5k Walpole, MA 5K 19:48 6:22 3/129 M 40-49 1/5
2016-04-01 Fitchburg State University Eric Loeschner Invitational Fitchburg, MA 5K 18:54 6:05 20/23 First track meet of the 2016 spring season went well, with my first sub 19 min 5k in a while.
2016-03-12 Shamrock Shuffle Medway, MA 5K 20:43 6:40 27/567 M 40-49 3/56 Barely survived this one, having suffered through a terrible flu from the week leading up to the race until a few days afterward. Happy to have garnered a few GP points, which was the goal of this one!
2016-01-01 First Day 5k Whitinsville, MA 5K 20:04 6:28 13/301 M40-49 4/48